KASAI Elite Grappling Championships is heading to the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York on December 9.
KASAI announced they will be doing a eight-man 155lb round robin tournament.
The tournament will crown the organizations inaugural Lightweight champion. The tournament features:
and one more to be announced in the coming weeks.
The Kasai Pro will be 6-minute bouts over two round-robin style brackets. They will be using the IBJJF point system and all submissions will be legal. Their also will be a group of undercard matches that will also be announced soon too.
In addition to the 8-man tournament, there will be a headlining superfight rematch between two newly crowned ADCC champions. Gordon Ryan who won the-88 KG division will be taking on Yuri Simoes who won the -99KG division at the ADCC “Olympic” Championships in Finland this past September. Ryan and Simoes competed against each other last year at the Eddie Bravo Invitational 6 where Ryan won by rear naked choke in overtime. Ryan beat Simoes in the semifinals at EBI 6 and then went on to win the tournament by beating Rustam Chsiev via Rear-Naked Choke. Ryan and Simoes match at the KASAI Pro will be a submission only 10 minute scrap with 6 minutes of overtime. You do not want to miss this one!
KASAI President, Rolles Gracie announced a partnership with FloGrappling.com earlier this week. KASAI now hopes to be mentioned with other great Jiu Jitsu organizations like Polaris, Fight To Win Pro, and The Eddie Bravo Invitational.
The KASAI Pro from Brooklyn, New York at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse takes place on December 9th and will be broadcast live on FloGrappling.com